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Mental Health

Background of the North Carolina School Mental Health Initiative

 Given the mental health challenges our children and youth face, a group of stakeholders representing diverse backgrounds and experiences related to the provision of mental health services to children and youth formed the North Carolina School Mental Health Initiative (NC SMHI) in August, 2015. NC SMHI is a multidisciplinary partnership consisting of public educators, community-based mental health clinicians, lawyers, NC state department officials, advocates, university faculty, and parents with the following mission:

It is the mission of this partnership to develop recommendations for policy and/or legislative changes to ensure that public school students in North Carolina have equitable access to a full continuum of high quality and well-coordinated mental health services.


NC SMHI Report

SMHI Executive Summary

SMHI Summary

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